It’s finally here! I know I said I would post this a while ago but I’ve been busy finishing off my exams for uni but now that I’m free I finally have change to write this blog entry!
These are my first OPI polishes AND my first neons! How exciting. I got this set on eBay for £14.99. First off, how cute are the mini bottles!? Unfortunately the minis set doesn’t come with the Put a Coat On ‘boosting base coat’ so I went ahead and swatched without it because I can’t really afford it right now! I’ve already spent too much, I’m sadly on a no-buy. All pictures show polish alone on all fingers but the pinky which is swatched on top of white.
First up is Juice Bar Hopping which is a hot, bright, tangerine orange! This is the least pigmented of the colours, which surprised me and took 4 coats alone and 2 over white. Application was nice and smooth though.
Next is Life Gave Me Lemons which is a lime/yellow colour – it definitely has a green colour to it on my nails but looks more yellow over white. This was opaque is just 3 coats and 1 over a white base! I didn’t think it would have such great coverage.
You So Outta Lime is a – you got it – lime green colour, although this doesn’t look too neon to me? What do you think? Opaque in 3 coats but strangely takes 2 coats over white for even coverage. (sorry if it looks a bit streaky on my pinky, I got impatient…)
Push and Pur-pull is one of my favourites of this collection. It’s a lush deep grape purple, I wouldn’t call it a neon but I love it none the less. It’s opaque in 3 coats but takes 2 over white. Now I REALLY rushed the pinky swatch, my white polish was taking forever to dry 😦 I did redo it but I can’t locate the photo but I promise it looks fab over white – it really pops. I might get time to swatch it again for you at some point.
The next 2 polishes have an iridescent shimmer to them, which is hard to capture in the photos but it’s visible on the nail. First up is Hotter Than You Pink, which is definitely a hot pink. If you’ve read my blog before I’m not a huge fan of pink so this doesn’t wow me… I can imagine you pink fans would love it though. Opaque and streak-free in 3 coats and 1 coat covers the white fine, which it makes it pop that little bit more.
Finally, we have my other favourite of the collection – Down to the Core-al. I LOVE this one. It’s a little unusual for me to like a colour like this because they don’t seem to suit me because I’m so pale but I’ll definitely be wearing this one. This one did take 4 coats to be streak free however but only 1 over the white so thats better!
I do like this mini collection. I can see me using up some of the polishes, which might be a first… but they are small. I would say do a white base coat first, especially if you’re lucky and have one that is opaque in 1 coat because it will cut down the amount of time spent painting your nails! If you’re on a budget like me, it’s worth picking up this Little Bits of Neon because you get 6 polishes for the amount of about 1 full size OPI – it also means you don’t have to choose!
Hope you like them, I know I do!
I’ll be back soon with my June Nail Art Challenge for Father’s Day.